The gut-brain connection is well known nowadays. Very often it is associated with mood swings and fatigue. But did you know that an unhealthy gut can lead to depression or/and anxiety? The bacteria in our gut are very important and often responsible for many of our modern illnesses. If we don’t have enough of the good bacteria we can become more prone to catching the … Continue reading The gut-brain connection: can your gut affect your mental health?
Reading a book of fiction is one of life’s greatest pleasures. We all deserve a break daily where we can curl up with a book on the sofa and dive into a story. Reading is not only pleasant but it can also have a positive effect on your health. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK discovered that ‘bibliotherapy’ (the … Continue reading Why reading fiction can boost your mental health?
Many people would have heard about Obsessive-Compulsive disorder. Some think it’s exaggerated. Some other people think it’s cool. The stone-cold truth is that this disorder is not as trivial as many people take it to be. This disorder affects about 2 million Americans, or 1% of them, affecting their daily lives. It’s not just about wanting to keep your room clean as many people believe; … Continue reading Living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder